CRANEFLY

128 million years

Period: Cretaceous
Location: Yixian Formation, Chao Yang, Liaoning, China

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A cranefly, resembling a giant gnat or mosquito, has a structure very different from true gnats. Its major feature is its quite long legs, generally twice as long as its body. As all other living creatures, craneflies appear as fossils with structures identical to those of our day. That no difference exists between today"s craneflies and those of millions of years ago proves that living beings never evolved.

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